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Does old age necessarily mean declining health and cognition or can one age gracefully with a high quality of life?
This was another topic discussed at the recent Health and Wellness conference organized by the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine. Steven Gambert, MD, Professor of Medicine and Surgery and Director of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center described preventive aging. Here…Continue
Added by Stephen C Schimpff on May 29, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments
Please find below a press release announcing the contribution of the JANUS graphical user interface to the OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent) code repository, OSEHRA Janus Announcement.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) funded OSEHRA was launched last fall and now has over 900 software developers, programmers and researchers using its…Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 25, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments
Thank you to MedTechIQ member Neal Neuberger for bringing this important article to our…Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 23, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Have you ever thought that the doctor wasn’t listening to you? Didn’t seem to understand what was important to you? Was talking in medical speak but not in a language you could understand? That he or she gave bad news to you and left you hanging as to what to do next? Unfortunately, these are all too common.
Medical advances such as new drugs, imaging devices, operating room technology and others are coming rapidly and greatly expanding what can be done for patients. But concurrently…Continue
Added by Stephen C Schimpff on May 20, 2012 at 7:43am — No Comments
Is it possible that health care can become more effective, more personalized, more attuned to real health and wellness in a manner that truly benefits you the customer?
At the recent health and wellness conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine there was a panel discussion moderated by Center director Brian Berman, MD on the topic of health care of the future. Here are some excerpts from the comments made by…Continue
Added by Stephen C Schimpff on May 14, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments
Can integrative medicine add value to standard western practices? Some would say absolutely not; others point to new scientific evidence that demonstrates the value of specific modalities in specific situations.
Health care is complex, expensive and often depersonalizing. It shouldn’t be. At the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine, the staff focuses on evaluating and involving complementary medicine into traditional…Continue
Added by Stephen C Schimpff on May 11, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments
Genomics Part 4 -- Medical Megatrends
Are you concerned about a family history of heart disease? Or cancer? Worried that you genes will be your fate? We know that good dietary habits are generally good for us but can foods affect our genes? The new science of nutrigenomics suggests that they can.
Nutrigenomics is about using what you eat to change your gene expression (meaning how your genes function) to optimize your health.
Nutrigenomics is the science of how bioactive…Continue
Added by Stephen C Schimpff on May 7, 2012 at 5:40pm — No Comments